Private expert guide, private visits &tastings at Parmigiano and Prosciutto producers', panoramic views, full tasting lunch

Duration: Half day
Departures from: Parma
Experience performed in: Province of Parma

AVAILABLE: 18th of February, 24th of March, 26th of March, 15th of April, 29th of April, 27th of May
WHERE: Province of Parma (up to 30 km south-east)
FROM: Parma
DURATION: 5 hours + transfer times
TYPE OF TOUR: Private, educational, experiential
TOUR TIME: 08:45 am in Parma
MEETING: Parking lot of Zebre Rugby Stadium “Sergio Lanfranchi” - Via S. Leonardo, 110/a – Parma

Ever dreamt of spending a half-day in the Food Valley of Italy with a top-notch guide and the most famous products of the world all-around you? Well, here you can! An amazing opportunity to combine the match of your rugby favorite team with the discovery of Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma, the 2 “food icons” of the territory.


08:45 am: Meet our guide in Parma and head on to visit an authentic producer of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO: you’ll discover how the King of all cheeses has been literally made by hand in the same way since the Benedictine monks invented it 10 centuries ago! From the curdling into the typical copper heaters to the salting and the final ageing in the so-called wheel cathedrals, you will be a privileged witness of almost all the steps of production of this out-and-out food icon. Tasting at the end.

To follow: Picture-stop at the medieval fortified village of Torrechiara dominated by its breathtaking castle: one of the most spectacular among the manors included in the Italian network called Castles of the Duchy.

11:15 am: Guided visit with final tasting/lunch at one of the local family-run ham factories producing the mythical Prosciutto di Parma PDO: you will get to know why the best ham can only be made in the hills of Parma, where the marino wind blows from the Ligurian Sea through the river valley.
Lunch based on the typical products of the area on site: Prosciutto as well as other kind of local cold cuts, homemade cakes, paired up with local wines like Lambrusco and Malvasia!
02:00 pm: Go back to Parma in time to see your game!


  • Private licensed expert guide in English
  • Guided visit & tasting at a Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy
  • Picture stop at the Castle of Torrechiara
  • Guided visit & tasting/lunch at a Prosciutto di Parma producer


  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions

Cancellation policy:

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty
  • 48 hours' notice: 70% penalty
  • 24 hours' notice: 100% penalty

Please note:

  • The experience will be confirmed if a minimum of 10 participants is reached! Your credit card will be fully charged only after the final confirmation 1 week before the day of the event. Last minute bookings available by email: info@foodvalleytravel.com.
  • The described program may undergo minor changes in the timings
  • It is not guaranteed to see the craftsmen at work at every production: being artisanal and not industrial products, the working cycle is not repeated every day at the same time

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